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    The Magic of Photo Books. (Archive)
    LFI Workshop with Ernesto Bazan from April 28 until 30, 2017

    How do individual pictures turn into a story? How does the story then become a book?

    Ernesto Bazan has not only been teaching photographers how to edit photo books for the past 16 years, he has also founded his own publishing house: BazanPhotos Publishing. During the workshop he will share the finer details of editing with the participants, and show them what he considers makes a good photo book. Participants do not necessarily have to present their own book project – it is sufficient that they are interested in the making of books, and that they bring their portfolio to date and two of their favourite photo books. In addition to theoretical sharing and practical considerations during the portfolio reviews, the teacher will also invite participants to be involved in the editing of his new book.

    “I place great emphasis on the construction of a poetic, unpredictable and coherent sequence in a way that is similar to how a composer writes a music score.”

    Friday, 28 April, 2017
    Get to know each other

    Saturday, 29 April, 2017
    Ernesto Bazan introduces himself and his Cuba book trilogy (1 hour)
    Portfolio Reviews (4 hours)
    Why is this a good book? Presentation of iconic titles and the participants’ favourite books (3 hours)

    Sunday, 30 April, 2017
    Presentation of BazanPhotos Publishing (1 hour)
    How does a photo project turn into a book? From finding the idea and following a schedule to the editing and book design (2 hours)
    Presentation of the book Before You Grow Up and the work process
    The Choral Editing concept and editing together (3 hours)
    Ernesto Bazan, born 1959 in Palermo, Italy, became a photographer thanks to a dream. He received his first camera when he was fourteen years old and began photographing daily life in his native city and in the rural areas of Sicily. Photography has been more than a profession to him, it is a mission in his life. Bazan studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated with a BFA and a Major in photography. His work has been exhibited in Europe, Latin America and the US. In 2002, Bazan created his own photographic workshops providing a special emphasis on Latin America. In 2008, he founded his own publishing house, BazanPhotos Publishing. He has published several books, including his trilogy on Cuba.


    Dependant on availability, participants can borrow camera equipment from the current Leica product portfolio (insured for the length of the workshop).
    Location: LFI Photographie GmbH
    Springeltwiete 4
    D-20095 Hamburg

    Individuals are responsible for travel to and from the location. We can inform about reasonably-priced hotels. Lunch snack, coffee and drinks included during the workshop

    April 28, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm
    April 29, 2017, from 10am to 6pm
    April 30, 2017, from 10am to 5pm

    Language: English

    Number of participants: Min. 8 / Max. 12 people

    Normal, 450.- euros
    Students, 380.- euros

    We reserve the right to cancel if there are too few registration or if the instructor is unable to attend, in which case, the fee paid will be fully refunded. In the case of a participant cancelling at short notice, there will be no refund.

    Registration and further information at:
    workshops@lfi-online.de, Subject: Ernesto Bazan
    Registration deadline: April 15st, 2017
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